Monthly Archives: July 2009

How Do We Remember?

How do we approach Tisha B’Av? We Jews in the Diaspora are thriving. Day schools and supplementary schools have increasing enrollment, synagogues serve as icons of religious expression and community stability, and summer camps now comprise one of the fastest … Read More

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Fiction: Your Lights Are On

Alongside established writers, Zeek takes special pleasure in featuring up-and-coming Israeli talents whose work has not yet received an American readership. This month’s story, from Yoav Avni’s first collection Those Strange Americans, speaks to the intractable struggle between young lovers, … Read More

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Hot Fun in the Summertime: An Interview with JellyNYC’s Alexander Kane

Watching hundreds of stylish Brooklynites slink away from the Williamsburg Waterfront Park yesterday, most everyone scowling, seeing as headliners …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead couldn’t play their set due to a lightning storm, I realized … Read More

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British Jewish Politics, Part II

Keith Kahn-Harris, in his discussion of British Jewish politics (Zeek, June 30th), presents a rather timid community, anxious to maintain cohesion behind its chosen voice, the Board of Deputies of British Jews.  He chooses to present this organisation as the … Read More

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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Sarkozy Needs to Chill, Idol Contestant Run Down, and Mother Eats Baby

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:   President Obama has opened policy talks with China and is urging mutual respect and better relations. Eight people died in a tragic car accident when a woman somehow ended up going the wrong … Read More

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Don’t Worry About Your Rabbi – Prison is Quite Frum

So your Rabbi was arrested for stealing millions of dollars or selling kidneys on eBay. Shul may never be the same without his sermons preaching about the evils of money, but that doesn’t mean he won’t still be religious – … Read More

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Girls, Guitars and Shabbos Goys: Interview with Marc Diamond (The Dwarves)

Marc Diamond is the kind of working musician that other musicians dream they could be. Not only is Marc the guitarist for the legendary garage/punk band The Dwarves, but he has also worked with internet celebrity turned sleeze-punk front woman … Read More

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Jews in Sports (Well, Mostly Baseball)

Last week’s MLB All-Star Game featured three Jewish players – Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, and Colorado Rockies pitcher Jason Marquis. It could have been four had Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler … Read More

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